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About the Author

Sean McDowell is an educator and a popular speaker at schools, churches, and conferences nationwide. He is author of Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World, coauthor of 77 FAQs About God and the Bible, Experience Your Bible, and Understanding Intelligent Design, and general editor of Apologetics for a New Generation and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He is currently pursuing a PhD in apologetics and worldview studies. Sean’s website, www.seanmcdowell.org, offers his blog, many articles and videos, and much additional curriculum.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736966056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736966054
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A New Kind of Apologist is a compilation of 27 essays, each addressing a modern apologetic topic. This is not your standard apologetic tome, providing a comprehensive case for Christianity, or arguing against a specific cultural issue. Rather, the intention of this volume is to increase the effectiveness of anyone engaging in apologetics (i.e. parents, evangelists, apologists, church leaders, etc.), while demonstrating the importance of apologetics for every Christian. As such, this volume serves as a training guide for conducting apologetics, while providing a “crash course” in addressing relevant cultural topics.

Sean McDowell, the General Editor, outlines the purpose of the book, writing, “In this book, you will see the intersection between apologetics and important topics such as economics, politics, and race. You will learn how to tackle thorny matters of our day such as the transgender issue and religious liberty. You will gain a model for answering tough questions such as the exclusivity of Christ and new challenges to the Bible. And you will learn practical skills such as having apologetics conversations, asking good questions, using social media, and mentoring the next generation” (p.16).

Apologists are often seen as know-it-alls, with type-A personalities, always looking to argue, and prove others wrong. This book looks to break that trend, providing an apologetics approach that is nonabrasive, is more in line with biblical mandates, and remains uncompromised. The heart of McDowell and the other apologists is evident throughout the publication, as they show a great deal of compassion when addressing divisive issues, and recommend strategies to engage non-believers with warmth and love. Overall, this is a great book, and is highly recommended to every Christian, especially those engaged in apologetics, evangelism, and/or church leadership.
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Sean McDowell as general editor and his variety of contributors seek to establish that an effective Christian apologist needs to not just try and win an argument , but rather meet people where they are in order to present the truth of the Gospel to them. In his introduction Sean sets this tone by defining the characteristics of a modern apologist as humble, relational, studious and authentic.
I really enjoyed each contributing author. A lot of work was obviously done to make sure each chapter had a unique contribution to establishing Christian apologetics in a modern framework. I particularly enjoyed Holly Ordway and Lenny Esposito’s chapters that seek to show that apologetics don’t have to be dry. Rather, the story of Christianity can be established in storytelling and using movie experiences to relate better to modern audiences. After all, if Christianity is true, then its foundational truths can be discussed through a variety of life experiences and situations.
I must confess that Terry Glaspey’s chapter on intuitional apologetics didn’t hit home to me. However, in our postmodern world where many question whether truth exists at all, and are ruled more by their feelings than reason, it might ring particularly true.
Fine book for all that want to explore how to make their apologetic witness more relevant to today’s culture. For those interested in exploring Christianity further, it provides a wonderful sample of a variety of ways Christianity can be studied.
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Sean McDowell, in A New Kind of Apologist, clearly states his goal that his readers will be “challenged and equipped to defend classical Christianity in a manner that is relevant for today” and that this will involve adapting their approach for ministry today. In over 25 essays and interviews McDowell makes his case that the times demand a new kind of apologist.

Essays from some of the top apologists and Christian scholars of today span the gamut of current issues such as politics, gender identity, creation, and the impact of non-Christian religions in a way that highlights the urgency for Christians to be able to present the case for their faith to a skeptical world. Other essays focus on methodologies such as story telling, questioning, and cinema for gospel outreach. Particularly effective are interviews with non-believers that provide vignettes illustrating both the complexity and urgency of the need for apologetically minded Churches and para-church organizations.

Readers should expect encouragement on the need for robust apologetics. This book provides many different perspectives on thoughtful ways to approach defending the Christian faith for those seeking a way to assist friends and family who need timely help. It will be of particular interest to believers concerned about preparing children for life as adults leaving home to live in a post-Christian society.

A quick review of the table of contents will show anyone with an interest in a fresh approach to apologetics that this is a necessary read. I've already recommended this book to a number of my friends.
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In today's culture, arguing to prove your "right" usually falls on deaf ears. It's better to learn how to engage people with a sincerity that delves deeper than a mere "good argument." This book talks about more compassionate ways to communicate the truth.
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